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    March 10, 2011
    10:00 - 10:50pm EST  

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water over the banks and onto the streets. streets.(48:06)they have blocked the roads roads the wicked weather that put maryland into a state of emergency tonight. tonight. the flooding threat continues even though the rain is letting up.when more wett in my skywatch forecast. aad if you think we had it bad here.how a homeowner in ohio really got caught up in high water. sheen says: "there's been global speak about my tiger blood. and yes, its real real and unemployed-- but still "winning" ...charlie sheen's latest legal battle... battle... 3 nats of water 3 streams turn to rivers --- trapping cars ... and overflowing onto streets ... ... car splashing splashing
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drains -- backed up ---roads completely waterlogged...and maryland is left soaked... hello.../ i'm... jeff barnd .. ..and i'm jennifer gilbert... maryland is under a state of emergency as heavy rain continues to flood the area... area...cheif meteorologist...// vytas reid...// has.../ been...// tracking... the.../ storm.../ all... day...// today...// ááfirstáá...// let's... go to .../ karen parks.../ in... mount .../ washington ---/// ááwhereáá...// several.../ businesses.../// were.../ evacuated.../ eight businesses closed.....including the post office and whole foods.... postal workers were asked to
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park their cars along kelly avenne... (nats of rains)heavy city.......(jones falls)here in mount washington...... (49:04)you can see the water is now right on the wall of the bridge....... the waters of th jones falls reached nine feet.....(50:49)the rain comes into the inlets into the jones falls which cause flooding conditions just at the kelly ave bridge..... the smith ave bridge was shut down.......and more ttan 8 businesses evacuated...... (47:14)i'm worried most of the property here may be over flooded we are going to lose a lot of things......reverend isaac mawokomatanda cancelled activites at mount washington united methodist church(48:06) they have blocked the roads....i doubt whether we will be able to get inside..... and prayed his church would be spared from damage.... (47:50)we have our piano organ all our files are still there.....and just a few miles away......in meadow mill.......
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(57:12)all that bridge is getting covered up now...... uattdd........(nats)but someone (57:38)somebody must be sleeping in there.....cause he missed it everybody else got there car out....(laughs) missed the message.....(57:02) its like almost ready to float away........ -3 baltimore city firefighters say they are being overwhelmed by calls for flooded basements...they are asking residents not to call them unless the situation is dangero. dangerous. when.../ will... the rain.../ stop ... ...let's.../ go... to.../ cheif meteorologist.../ vytas reid... reid... 3
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follow...// the... storm...// using...// our...powerful...// doppler...// radar...// áái--radaráá.../ is... now available.../ at.../ foxbaltimore dot com...////. flooding.../// caused.../ problems.../ downtown....//// ááthisáá...// the... scene.../ in.../ the... charles street.../ parking.../ garage.../ at... penn.../ station...//. ááheavyáá.../ rains.../ backed-up .../ sewer... lines.../// áásendingáá...// water... rushing...// into... the.../ garage...// ááandáá.../ eventually...// spilled-out.../ on... the.../ north-bound.../ lanes...// of... the.../ j-f-x...// áácausingáá...// gridlock...// traffic.../ ááandáá.../ shutting... ddwn.../ onn lane .../ of... the.../ j-f-x...///// for... as the rain fell today...the only thing people could do is watch the water rise.... rise.... kathleen cairns went to west baltimore...to show us what people were driving through......and what they didn't know they were driving o. over. (nat splash one direction)(white truck splash) noah may need an ark to travel on parts of forest park drive today... (nats splash)(voice only)im on my way to work" (jammal williams)"its like a flood everywhere.. " jammal works at mcdonalds.. but like other commuters... he's
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pighting a supersized flood. (jammal williams)"water splashing everywhere. " (nats-cars through sidestreet) sidestreets are streams: (driver)"thats deep water its gonna mees my car up"...and roods.... (jammal williams)"its like a river.. flowing(motions)(man with furry hat)"walk through all this water water its friggin rediculous.. my socks are soaking wet"(nats splash) (cairns standup)"motorists traveling over the bridge to dickeyville are probably unaware of what is here below.. this has become a raging river.. swallowing everything in its path"(fire truck)it's keeping emergency crews busy: just up the road: (nats tow truck) it's causing traffic delays:(motorist)"i wish they would hurryyup so i dont get fired.. laugh"the suv hydroplaned.(driver he - waiting)"ive been through some puddles aad and i feel like im gonna hydroplane myself"(nats
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tow truck)back at the bridge: (beep nats sound only)(cab driver)"everything is flooded.. ya gotta slow down. ya can't drive in puddles"and many wonder.....(voice only)"its mother nature" .....when will it end:(voice only)(jammal williams)"it look like a pond or something a lake or something"(jammal williams)"its just crazy, water everywhere, ive never seen anything like this before. "(nats herse through the water)in west balt kc fox 45 news at 10 many.../ of... you.../ have... the.../ ábestá... view.../ of... what's.../ going on .../ out.../ there...//// there...////ááoneáá... viewer... sent us .../ this picture...//// ááofáá...// flooding.../// near... an.../ apartment complex.../ in.../ cherry hill the.../ weather... caused problems.../ on... the roads.../ today....// ááaáá... viewer.../ sent... this picture.../ of... a car ...// off... ../ 295.../// áátheáá... car... is among .../ some...brush.. / with... it's.../ hood up. when.../ storms...// hit... your.../ area ---//// ááseeáá... it.../ shoot... it.../ send.../ it.../ ááuploadáá... photos and videos...// to..../// ááfoxbaltimoreáá... dot com ...// ááoráá.../ send.../ photos ...// from,,,. your cell.../ to... "pics at.../ foxbaltimore dot com." an early morning drug raid in baltimore city. more than 60 people arrested
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from the h-b-o series "the wir. wire". keith daniels is live at centtal booking... where snoop and other suspeets are locked up tonight.. keith. keith. jennifer.... snoop is among those 40 suspects who face state criminal charges.... they're here tonight..... ............ 24 other people face federal charges..... .............in what federal prosecutors are calling..one of its largest cases. //////////////////pkg/////////// &p//// federal prosecutors say the investigation started in 2008.. a drug investigation to dismantle one of the city's largest heorin and marijuana operations.(rosenstein) "it started small and grew over time to the case that we have today...." ........investigators say the drug gang ran its operation outtof the latrobe public homes area in east baltimore.... ........drug agents, baltimore city police and others rolled out before daybreak thursday morning with arrest warrants. scatttered across the city and
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surrounding counties... officers arreeted more than 60 people... including felisha "snoop" pearson, from hbo's the wire.. pearson played "snoop," a drug gang's enforcer, a killer. (ááánats up full: "we work all over." "full time?' "naw, we had about 5 jobs last charged with conspiracy to that, her role in this case is unknown...(bealefeld) "and i'm sure that they'll be mucc, much more detailed information to be released about the specifics of her charges. but i wouldn't comment here from here about it..".......like snoop's killer role on tv...... she's now allegedly connected to a group that investigators say could also be responsible for several killings on baltimore city streets.(cooper-davis) "today's arrests made the streets for the citizens of baltimore safer.... ........safer streets.. investigators say, with a suspected drug ring that's now been completely shut down..... .........with more arrests, possible.(bealefeld) "and we
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have a doggone good team of bpd guys and gals that are going to hunt you down and bring you to justice.." (cooper-davis) "from the streets to the sources of supply, that's how we make impact. and in this case, we pade impact. we got the top, we got the bottom and we got everything in between." ad-lib 3 a pakistani national who lives in maryland... is in federal custody tonight accused of threating national security. crime and justiceereporter joy lepola was in the courtroom for today's detention hearing. hearing. ((pkg)) 45 yeaa old nadeem akthar remained silent during his detention hearing in federal court. a pakistani national ... legally in the united states living in maryland. federal prosecutors
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allege... that for five years akthar... eeported material to pakistan... illegally. 15:31:40 what do you think of these charges? no comments. do you think your loved one is being wrongly accused? no comments... akthar's attorney wouldn't discuss the case either... 15:33:22 i can't make any comment sorry. a 39 page indictment dettils ... the case federal prosecutors are now pursuing. at the center of it... nuclear materials and equipment bought here in the united states then exported illegally to pakistan . since that nation is not part of the nuclear non proliferation treaty whiih nuclear weapons... the sale of nuclear materials is heavily restricted. in a statement the fbi had this to say..."we cannot let our guard down in keeping regulated technology from reaching those who are prohibited from acquiring it. akhtar allegedly concealed the material through false invoices. material federal agents beleive akhtar was funneling to the pakistani
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government. in downtown baltimore joy lepola fox 45 news at ten. prosecutors say akhtar shipped much of the material in question through dubai....to avoid being detected. he... / court.../ appearance.../ comes... the same day.../ congress began.../ hearings.../ on.../ radical .../ u--s.../ muslims...//. áánewáá...// york congressman .../ peter ing.../ led.../ the.../ hearings...///. ááheáá... says.../ al qaeda's.../ recruiting.../ some.../ american .../ muslims .../ to... commit acts.../ of terror. to back down would be a craven surrenderrto political correctness and an abdication of what i believe to be the main responsibility of this committee-- to protect america from a terrorist attack. 3 critics say.../ the hearings.../ are... an.../ loyal.../ citizens. we.../ asked...// áádoáá...// you... approve... of the congressional.../ hearings.../ on... muslims?áá63--%áá... say... yes.../ yes.../ pat .../ writes.../ "yes.../ do ...you want .../ another attack.../ on... the.../ country?" 3& áámarcieáá...// says..// "muslim .../ is... a title.../ like.../ "christian." "you're... either.../
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good or.../ evil!" o to... fox- baltimore dot com...// áásoundáá off ... thru...// facebook....// áásendáá... us a tweet.../// áátextáá...// your answer ... to.../ 45-203...//. ááenteráá... fox45a for... yes../// ááfox45báá.../ for... no....// ááyouráá... response... might air tonight...// on the late edition. 3 theives --- broke into businesses and invaded a home ---but new documents reveal they may have gotten help from a state worker.up next --- the state agency that person may robbers may have found their victims.. davis says: " ... when your mother or your father asks you how was your day and you're like it's ok, but you don't want to tell them what's really happening." fighting to rid their school of bullies...how students plan to get rid of bullies...// one... by one sheen says: "there's been global speak about my tiger blood. and yes, its real. its as real as me. unemployed, but he says he's still "winning..." what the actor is saying in his first
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public response since being fired from "two and a half men..." ?ca new tonight...baltimore
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teachers rally in annapolis... ...against budget cuts cuts promise>about 100 members of the baltimore education coalition gathered at lawyers mall.they say cuts to education will hurt teachers... ...and students and what saddens me most is not the possibility of me losing my job... but my students losing a librarian librarian the current budget cuts 94 million dollars from education...15 million of that... from just baltimore city 3 they used guns and threats to attack their victims... but did a violent ring of robbers also get help from a state agency....? jeef abell shows us why there's suspicion at the m-v-a... m-v-a...
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at the m-v-a....driving records are a keystroke away. but did those records which help motorists get on the road....allo help criminals....find thhir next target....? (14:42) (buel young) "there's not an mva employee under investigation at this time...." questions surfaced after four gunman were ent to prison for three violent hold- ups.... the first pappened here at the precision vending company in canton two years ago, where the owner suffered a stroke during the raid and later died. (:25) "i'm scared as hell f it happens there it can happen here..." after two more hold-ups, police nabbed the suspects.... but court documents are raising questions over whether there was an inside source...helping the robbers find addresses...by tapping into computers at the mva. in fact, there are undreds of state workers with access... (14:08) "origins such as law enforcement, the courts, they have access to that, in addition to the mva..." a spokesman says every action on its system can be traced. but so ffr, he says, there's no action that seems suspicious. jeff
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abell, fox 45, news at ten. 3 the robbers also stole 140- thousand dollars from a home in cockeysville.....and more cash and jewelry from a home in pikesville. 10 baltimore officers accused of getting kick-backs from a towing company are indicted.. prosecutors say majestic towing paid officers to direct cars to their shop for 300--bucks a car. majestic's owner and an employee were also indicted. if they're convicted of áextortioná.... the defendants could get 5--years in prison. 3 last.../// week... //// ááaáá.../ g-a-o ...report.../ detailed...// redundancies.../// in... government.../ spending.../////.ááináá...// tonight's... waste watch.../ report...////ááaáá.../ look.../ at... the department .../ of.../ transportation..////. ááandáá...// the... dooens.../ of.../ routes...// your... money ...// takes...// áábeforeáá...// it... ever...// hits...// the... s. streets...///. the interstate heralded as a transportation marvel --- 46-thousand miles that are critical to citizens and business. it's
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government overseer has also grown - into a bloated bureaucracy that is - quote - "fragmented, lacks lear goals, and is not accountable for results," according to the g-a-o. transportation secretary ray lahood isn't saying much about criticism of his deapartment. sot - lahood says: "iidon't have any comment on that. i don't know enough about what you're talking about to even give you a comment." the g-a-o report describes a dot maze ---of 5 agencies, 6- separate programs, with separate funding streams for highways, transit, rail and safety functions. its a bottle neck that republican senator tom coburn says states should be allowed to bypass.sot - coburn says: "just let us keep it. we'll meet federal standards on highways, let us manage it ann do it ourselves." others have suggested that the states often erect their own bureaucratic roadblocks to efficiency. and that integrated national standards -- such as those written into the 2009 "stimulus" cut through a lot of state level red-tape. sot -
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puentes says: "i think they have had some lasting impact by forcing and by making surr that as one of the criteria for getting some of this money you actually had to start breaking down some of these bureaucratic silos on the state level, on the municipal level, onnthe metropolitan level." still others point to the confusing criteria for the purchase of federal government fleet vehicles, as a case for lifting federal road blocks. for example:(gfx - fullscreen/nexio)) some fleet managers are required to buy alternative fuel vehicles -- even in places where there are no alternative fuels. others are forced to choose between low emissions and alternative fuels. and still others ffrced to buy electric vehicles while cutting back on electricity. áátheáá...// house.../ transportation.../ committee...// proposed .../ condensing...// 75... programs .../ into.../ 1...//// ááthatáá.../ plan... went.../ nowhere. keep...// our...government.../ accountable...// áábyáá...// joining../ our...// waste watch..../// ááifáá... you see.../// government... waate.../// áácalláá... our hotline.../ 410-662-1456.../. ááoráá... go to.../ fox-baltimore .../ dot com...//
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ááclickáá.../ on... waste watch. more protests in wisconsin tonight after the state assembly voted to approve a bill limiting collective bargaining rights... rights... some protestors were blocked from ntering the state caaitol today. last night the senate passed the controversial bill affecting state employee unions without the chamber's fourteen missing democrats...who left the state to avoid voting. governor scott walker who says the bill is needed to balance state and local budgets says he'll sign the bill quickly. pork...// for... local.../ projects...///.ááthere'sáá...// 15-million... dollaas.../ up.../ this.../ year...///.áájohnáá.../ rydell... reports.../ some.../ lawmakers ...// want... to.../ kill... the...// pork.../// altogether...// 3 it's a part of roland park history.but this old water tower is in desparate need of a face-lift.so on behalf of community leaders...some baltimore city legislators...are seeking 250- thousand dollars in state
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funds...to help refurbish it. (pugh) "what we deal with basically are shovel ready projects that one, will put people to work and two serve the community."(rydell) "and this week, community leaders and the lawmakers that represent them will travel to annapolis to testify on behalf of more than 200 individual &pbond bills that provide funding for playgrounds, community centers and even schools." there's 15-million dollars in governor o'malley's capital budget for those projectt. but to receive state funding... community groups must also agree to raise their own funding. (pugh) "the responsbility also lies with various community organizations and the organizations that come to us to have matching funds."but with the state still facinga budget deficit of more than 1.5 billion dollars...some lawmakerssay those bond bills....should berejected. (mccomas) "i think we ought to say no bond bills this year. i think that families are under a lot of stress and i think people that have different projects that want to see some state funds, i think they'd understand." other lawmakers say those bond bills....should be scaled back and
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limiied...to private organizations. (kittleman) "the bond bills noo only go to non-profits and community groups that are doing some really immortant things in our communities but also to county governments doing things that the county governments should taxpayers of maryland doing that instead of the county government." but with 200 groups vying for15-million dollars in bond money... most...will wind up receiving onlya fraction....of their request. in annapolis, john rydell, fox 45 news at ten. those.../ bills.../ will... be.../ heard.../ this.../ saturday.../// compared.../ to... the state.../ budget.. //// áátteseáá...// measures...// don't... amount.../ to.../ muuh.. /// áábutáá.../ they're... sought.../ after...///. after...///.áásaveáá.../ transportation .../ projects../// áátheáá... state... will spend.../ nearly...// 1.4--billion.../ dollars.../ on... capital.../ projects.. projects....//.15.../- million dollars .../ is... set asidee..// for.../ these...// proposals. tell.../ lawmakers.../ what ...you think.../ about...// the.../ budget...///. áátheáá...// entire.../ budget,.,.// áácontactáá..../ information.../ for... the.../ governer../.house speaker.../ ááandáá... senate president...// ááisáá...// on... our website.../// fox baltimore dot com.../ slash.../ your voice
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a crucial vote is expected tomorrow on the move to legalize same sex marriage in maryland.but delegates are considerrng a last minute change.opponents want moree protections for religious institutions--- to keep them from being forced to participate in gay weddings. a house committee is expected to consider that amendment tomorrow morning --- before the house takes a final vote. meantime...a nationalanti-gay marriage group...plannto spend attleast one million dollars to hhlp defeatrepublicans who vote yes on that bill.the national organizationfor marriage...says it alsoplans to help finance thecampaigns of democrats whooppose it.but that move is upsettingsome lawmakers. (gutierrez) "well i think what's most dangerous is that they're planning on bringing money and using money for the election or defeat of different legislaaors, that's a real bullying tactic that unfortunately is very effective" effective."house republicans havedecided as a group to 3 oppose samesex marriage. &psenator allan kittleman...was the only republican whovoted for the bill in the senate.
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3 odom says: "one person being someone's friend could actually make a difference. fighting to rid their school of bullies...next in tonight's cover story ...how students plan to get rid of one bully at a time the scales of justice are in a state of radical disarray. disarray.charlie sheen takes to the internet again --- the leagl injustice he says he's facing and what he's doing about it . ..
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casuulty of your votes. tonight's eliminated american idol contestant joins us live... tommorrow on fox45 morning nees. president barack obama spent
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the day talking about school bu. bullies... several.../ educators.../ greeted... the president.../ this.../ morning.../// ááatáá.../ the... first.../ white house.../ conference.../ on.../ "bullying .../ prevention"....//// áámráá.../ obama...// said.../ he... was bullied.../ as... a.../ child...///. over... his.../ ears....// ááthere''áá.../ a... bill.../ in...// congress ...// ááforcingáá.../ most schools ...// to... set up .../ written.../ plans...// ááonáá.../ how .../ they'll... deal with.../ bullying. at one high school in maryland, faculty embers say bullying is not that big of a problem... because one group of students is tackling the issue head-on. beth parker.../ shows...// ááwhatáá.../ can... happen.../ when.../ young mmnds.../// come.../ together -- / áátoáá.../ rid.../ their.../ school...// of.../ bullying ---/// ááoneáá...// bully.../ at... a.../ time. time. it started with a nasty facebook page. harper says: "it highlighted about 16 girls and it said some very horrible ttings about them." it was more than words.
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word came from a mom calling to say her daughter tried to kill herself. brown says: "when she told me this, it hit my heart." so oxon hill high school teacher paulette brown asked students what they all could do. brown says: "she saii mrs. brown listening to your story i think of one less, one less." one less bully. odom says: "one person being someone's friend could actually make a difference. one less bully, one more friend. the student government association made t- shirts and bracelets. and they visited classrooms to get people talking. one girl. like every day i would go to the bus stop she would pick up a rock or a brick and throw it at me. who did you go to for help? no one. parker says: "thanks to the internet, one hateful remark can spin around the world in an instant. these kids have created a one less buuly twitter account to send a positive message right back out there. davis says: "i've been in their position. i know how it feels. i know it hurts to go home and when your mother or your father asks you how was your day and you're like it's ok, but you don't want to tell them what's really happening." walk
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down the hall at oxon hill high and the principal says you'll notice the change. cadet says: we've seen a &pdifference in the way the students are interacting with each other. we've seen a difference in the tone in which students are speaking to each other. odom : there's more standing up for one another. more respect. jalloh says: "they might be joking or saying hey you look like this or that. and their friend will be like 'hey, one less bully. one more friend."mos says: so it stops us dead in our tracks..i say 'oh, look at our bracelet.' and we just stop. it's not just in the hallway, jalen fisher says it's in his heart. fisher says: "one less bully. one more friend. me. i am no longer a bully. i am now a friend." the principaa says kids used to watch bullying and say 'at least it's not me.' now they see bullying and say it could be me. 3 3 3
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3 sheen says: "there's been global speak about my tiger bllod. and yes, its real. its as real as me. unemployed, but he says he's still "winning..." what the actor is saying in his first public response since being fired from "two and a half men... " for three hours a week, i'm a coach.
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top story...//// ááconstantáá.../ pounding ...rain.../ causes.../ problems .../ across .../ maryland.../ it caused evacuation in mount w. washington...karen parks joins us live from there...karen, what does it look liie right no. seemingly endless seemingly endless rain caused
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"what happened yesterday was in fact completeey and entirely illegal...." illegal...." charlie sheen is suing warner brothers and "two and a half men" prrducer chuck lorre for firing him.t-m-z reports the onn hundred million dollar lawsuit was ffled on behalf of the program's cast and crew. sheen was terminated monday after making multiple &ppublic rants targeting lorre and warner brothers. warner brothers so far hasn't commented. charlie sheen seems to be taking over the
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internet...news stories and tte actor's self-made videos garnering thousands of views. views.now.../ there's... a way .../ to...// escape.../ all.../ things.../ sheen..../ áájudyáá...// kurtz .../ explains.../ in... tonight's.../ word... on the.../ web...///. judy? 3 3 3 3 it's official...charlie sheen is everywhere.from his twittee feed, to his videes on u-stream, and endless articles the eccentric actor apparently gets more online exposure than other public figures...including lady gaga and president obama. obama. in fact, a just-released survey from the global language monitor says that sheen has topped all internet and social media discussions since the beginning of this year. but if you're sheen-ed out...help is on the way.some web gurus created a charlie sheen browser blocker. the plug-in can be downloaded for firefox or chrome. its creators say it blocks sheen's image and written name from your computer screen.and potentially bad news for charlie...the blocker has already been downloaded more than 11-thousand times. 3
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you can find a link to the charlie sheen browser blocker by going to our website.just head to fox baltimore dot com slash newslinks. 3 i'm judy kurtz and that's tonight's word on the web. 3 06:31:35:26merson:"i'm still hooked tt the grid- i still have ormal electric like everybody else will, except my bill is about a third of what it was a month ago." ago." between paying at the pump... and heating your home.... your budget may be taking a beattng.... how you can use natural power to save some cash... ֖֖֖֖֖
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they got by n-c state in the first round... next in sports unlimited.. . lawsuit abuse is damaging to our nation. it costs more than $250 billion annually. $100 billion in costs to small businesses alone. trial attorneys and sympathetic judges play jackpot justicee with our courts. people who are leeitimately harmed deserve their day in court. but the system is clearly broken. recent examples of lawsuit abuse include the congressman suing the u.s. house cafeteria because he bit into an olive pit in his vegetarian sandwich. a dea agent who during a gun safety lecture is suing the agency after video of the event became ppblic. and a college student filed a $1.8 mmllion suit because the prostitute he hired left him
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unsatisfied. class action lawsuits can be worse. often plaintiffs receive worthless coupons or little to no money, while greedy trial lawyers rake in millions. last year, a st. louis judge approved a nearly $28 million cash settlement against investment firm a.g. edwards. i'll use an apple pie to illustrate the settlemenn. the class of almost 300,000 people - the alleged victims -- got to split six million in cash and received three coupons each worth $8.22. the lawyers got the rest: $21.6 million. dickie scruggs, the king of tobacco lawsuits, now in federal prison for conspiracy to bribe a judge, said it's nearly impossible for a defendant to get a fair civil trial in many courtrooms. or more on for behind the headlines, i'm mark hyman.
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